Grunge Wood

Frequently Asked Questions

How to choose between

Wix and WordPress?

Bottom line, it's your choice! We've designed and maintained Websites on all the popular platforms, including WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, and GoDaddy, and after all this experience, we recommend either WordPress or the Wix cloud-based platform. 

  • Wix can be quicker and more cost effective. You get a beautiful custom Website at about 75% the cost and design time of a WordPress site because you typically don't have to purchase outside plugins

  • Both can incorporate back-end tools, including CRM, Estimates,  Invoicing, Recurring Billing, SEO, Marketing, etc., to help you manage and promote your business

  • Unlimited design and function possibilities on both platforms!

How long will my Website take to complete?

Our goal is to deliver you the Website you want within a very reasonable time (usually half the time of your typical old-school coded site).

Your Website can be complete and live usually within 7 to 10 weeks, depending upon the complexity of the project, how quickly we receive any content we need from you, and how rapidly you're able to respond with your feedback at the First and Second Draft Delivery points. Here's a breakdown of the production process steps:

  1. Initial/First Draft Delivery to Client (per schedule provided by HD)  -  2 to 4 Weeks

  2. 1st Client review period, receive notes/changes/tweaks (clearly, in writing, via Email) from Client – 1 Week

  3. Revisions made, Delivered to Client – 2 Weeks

  4. 2nd Client Review Period on Revisions – 3 Business Days

  5. Final Draft website delivered, Project Complete and Published, Website goes Live – Appx. 1 Week

And you're ready to rock!

How does the design process work?

It starts with a meeting via Zoom or Phone, where we go in-depth with you on how your business works, what your goals are, and any ideas you already have. This can also be done via Email.

Then, based on this information, we get to work creating the First Draft of your new website.

We'll take you through it (either in person or via Zoom), and get your comments, changes, ideas.

At that point we implement your feedback and create the Second Draft.

The Final Draft is the next step. Hopefully we've nailed it, and you love your new Webslte. this is the moment when you get to make any additional tweaks before it goes live.

What's the cost breakdown?

We'll always inform you in advance and get your approval on any costs related to the development of your Website. The usual basic costs, required or recommended, are:

  • Design (Required: a flat fee, based on complexity and number of pages - see our Services Page)

  • ​Hosting (All Websites must be hosted. This can range from $150 to $300 and up, depending on size and functions needed)

  • Custom Domain (Recommended: appx. $30 annually, which includes privacy protection)

  • Custom Email (Recommended: appx $8 monthly)

  • Maintenance of Site (Taking care of any required updates or fixes quickly to minimize any downtime. Recommended: $125 yearly)

Additional items might be: Monetization/Shopping Cart build, Custom Logo Design, Specialized Apps (some carry a monthly or yearly fee).

In the event you need Copy written for the site, there's an hourly rate which also applies to Image Sourcing or Photoshop; and Video or Audio Production depends upon the job parameters. See the Services Page for updated rates.

What other services does HoldenDesign provide?

HoldenDesign has been providing a broad range of marketing, communications and eCommerce services to our clients since 2003. These include:

  • SEO

  • Merchant Services, including Bitcoin

  • Social Media Management

  • Ad Design on Google, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

  • Copy Writing

  • Logo Design

  • Video Production & Coaching

  • COMING SOON: Podcast Design & Production

What if I already have a Website that I'd like to update and give a fresh look and add features to?

No problem, we do this all the time! We can do updates and migrations, whatever you need. And, from there we can update, improve, and add any functions or aesthetics you'd like!

We'll take a look at your current website, and give you an estimate!

Let's Get You Started!

Thanks for getting in touch. We'll be back with you soon!